October 1, 2020
Transform your home into a Nordic heaven this Christmas with a collection of handmade decorations, all with a folky design. Folky decorations are usually really traditional but, in true Artcuts fashion, we’ve put a contemporary spin on our makes with bright colour ways. This week, we’ve created a ‘Happy Christmas’ garland and a festive collection of tree decorations to brighten up the studio. As we hand painted each letter and shape, this project is a really relaxing one to enjoy on a rainy day! Here’s how we created our folky decorations…
‘Happy Christmas’ Garland
Garlands are a must-have at Christmas, especially this bright, folky ‘Happy Christmas’ letter bunting. To create this, you will need:
- Wooden Letter Bunting
- DecoArt Acrylic Paint – Coral Blush
- DecoArt Acrylic Paint – True Red
- Bakers Twine – White & Gold
How To Make:
Step 1 – Paint all your letters in the coral blush acrylic paint. We recommend painting 2 coats and avoid painting the edges. Leave until dry to touch.
Step 2 – Holding your thin paint brush like you would a pencil, begin painting your folky design onto your coral letters. Folk-art usually consists of comma strokes, lines and dots like these:
Here are some ways you can decorate your letters. You can copy each design, pick the ones you like or add your own personal spin on these folky letters. We’ve decorated each shape differently but you can keep them all the same if you like.
Step 3 – Once all your letters are decorated and dry, thread your Bakers Twine to hang your garland. You will need approx. 3 meters to hang all the letters on one length.
Step 4 – Display your Christmas bunting in your home!
Folky Christmas Decorations
Once you’ve created your bunting, why not create a collection of tree decorations to match! We’ve mixed traditional colour ways to create 4 trendy combinations:
Paint your folky designs on our Wooden Christmas Craft Shapes, using the same style on your bunting. Once each one is decorated, display on your Christmas tree!
Make sure to tag us in your creations on Instagram, tagging @artcuts!